[Haskell-cafe] What is this applicative functor?
gershomb at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 18:50:31 UTC 2017
Indeed a very interesting type!
In the spirit of the “twisting pointers” paper’s construction of applicative structure from semi-direct products , I would speculate that this is a form of applicative created from the _direct product_ of two underlying applicatives that share some sort of mutually distributive relationship… (in this case, identity and list), with one of the actions being trivial.
Somethign that might be enlightening, again following twisted pointers, is to reformulate the Applicative Functor instance as a Monoidal Functor instance...
On February 1, 2017 at 1:16:08 PM, Simon Jakobi via Haskell-Cafe (haskell-cafe at haskell.org) wrote:
> Hi Joachim,
> that's a very interesting type, thanks for sharing it!
> Please note that in the rendering of the package description at
> http://hackage.haskell.org/package/successors, the <*> is slightly
> 2017-02-01 18:39 GMT+01:00 Joachim Breitner :
> > Hi,
> > Am Mittwoch, den 01.02.2017, 10:33 -0500 schrieb Joachim Breitner:
> >> Hi,
> >> David wrote:
> >> > How about this?
> >> >
> >> > hd (OneStep x xs) = x
> >> >
> >> > instance Monad OneStep where
> >> > OneStep x xs >>= f = OneStep y (map (hd . f) xs ++ ys)
> >> > where
> >> > OneStep y ys = f x
> >> >
> >> > Not sure if it’s good for anything, but it seems valid and consistent
> >> > based on a preliminary investigation.
> >> Yes, this looks reasonable. Did you happen to already work through the
> >> monad laws?
> > Just did, all looks fine:
> > https://github.com/nomeata/haskell-successors/blob/c1fd614cb0fc3e3b5dbf0338f835a91ea78e0b63/src/Control/Applicative/Successors.hs#L82
> > Uploaded to http://hackage.haskell.org/package/successors in case
> > someone wants to play with it.
> > Greetings,
> > Joachim
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